MAC Hello Kitty Collection

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Back in November I had an opportunity to stop in to the MAC headquarters in New York for a preview of the MAC Hello Kitty Collection.

In the MAC showroom, full of helium filled Hello Kitty balloons and live Hello Kitty models, James Gager, senior vice president and creative director at MAC Cosmetics, explained how the Hello Kitty collaboration came about saying “we feel MAC is a pop culture brand and a phenomena—as is Kitty.” The marriage made perfect sense, especially after the highly successful Barbie Loves MAC collection in 2007.

Jennifer Balbier, senior vice president of product development, told me that this collection is fun and young but it’s a makeup collection for grown ups. Her favorite products from the collection are On the Prowl (grey) Nail Lacquer and Mimmy Lip Glass.

According to Gordon Espinet, head of makeup artistry at MAC Cosmetics, gloss is the most important product on the face this season. In addition to the Mimmy Lip Glass that Jennifer loves, Gordon says the Lucky Tom palette is going to be a hit.

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Here’s what you’ll find in the MAC Hello Kitty collection:

LIPSTICK

  • Cute-ster Sheer peachy pink with pearl
  • Big Bow Sheer bright intense blue pink
  • Fresh Brew Creamed coffee
  • Fashion Mews Sheer pale lavender
  • Strayin’ Frosty midtone mint
  • Most Popular Sheer deep berry

Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

LIPGLASS

  • Sweet Strawberry Sheer berry with blue pearl
  • Mimmy Light creamy pink with pink and gold pearl
  • Nice to be Nice Sheer bright intense orange with pearl
  • Nice Kitty Sheer neon pink with blue pearl
  • She Loves Candy Pale blue pink with gold pearl
  • Fast Friends Sheer bright intense purple with pearl

Suggested Retail Pric e $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

TINTED LIP CONDITIONER

  • Popster Lively Coral Pink
  • Pink Fish Soft Neutral Pink

Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN

EYE SHADOW x 4: LUCKY TOM

  • Stylin’ Midtone violet blue with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Lucky Tom Dark charcoal brown with gold pearl
  • Crème Royale Yellow wheat gold
  • Paradisco Soft bright pinky-coral with golden shimmer

EYE SHADOW x 4: TOO DOLLY

  • Too Dolly Frosty midtone mint
  • Stately Black Rich blue with silver sparkle
  • Yogurt Soft pale pink
  • Romping Rich magenta with pink pearl

Suggested Retail Price $38.00 U.S./$46.00 CDN

PIGMENT

  • Milk Frosty pale silvery pink
  • Deep Blue Green Rich, deep bluish green

Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S/$23.50 CDN

REFLECTS GLITTER

  • Reflects Blue Sparkling blue
  • Reflects Very Pink Sparkling fuchsia pink

Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S/$23.50 CDN

GLITTER EYE LINER

  • Her Glitz Blackened gold with multi-dimensional glitter
  • Glitterpuss Orangey bronze with multi-dimensional glitter
  • Kitty Power Pink with multi-dimensional glitter
  • Girl Groove Clear/white teal reflects and multi-dimensional glitter

Suggested Retail Pric e $16.50 U.S./$20.00 CDN

PLUSH LASH

  • Plushblack Black

Suggested Retail Pric e $12.00 U.S./$14.00 CDN

BEAUTY POWDER BLUSH

  • Fun & Games Soft orange peach
  • Tippy Midtone blue pink

Suggest ed Retail Pric e $18.00 U.S./$22.00 CDN

BEAUTY POWDER

  • Tahitian Sand Soft coral peach
  • Pretty Baby Soft sunny pink with gold

Suggested Retail Price $22.00 U.S./$26.50 CDN

NAIL LACQUER

  • Something About Pink Blue pink fuchsia
  • On The Prowl Light creamy grey
  • Vestral White Creamy white

Suggested Retail Price $11.00 U.S/$13.00 CDN

MAC Hello Kitty Collection will be available beginning February 12th at all North America MAC locations.

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Left to right: Julia, Erika and Shannon at the MAC Hello Kitty launch in New York

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Comments

  • That must have been a super fun event! Look how cute the live models are – love those costumes.

    I love those jeweled compacts. I will definitely need to get my hands on one of those.

  • Wow, there’s so many different products and colors! Love the models makeup too.

    Gretchen (Reply)
    1.15.09
  • wow, those blues eyes and hot pink lips are way, way OTT. That look does not appeal to me on any level. I do like the second look, even though I think that model must weigh 70 pounds soaking wet. It is very sad that there are still such skinny models. I totally missed out on Barbie so I am really going to try and get something from this one.

    1.15.09
  • OH MY GAWD!
    I think I may hyperventilate!
    I am texting my boyfriend RIGHT NOW about this.

    I am so jealous Erika!

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  • I’m so excited for this launch- haven’t been this excited since the Barbie collection 2 years ago…What a thrill to be able to go to that fun event!

    Shari (Reply)
    1.15.09
  • OMG Im insane for this….you have to do a giveaway with this….LOVES IT

    johanna (Reply)
    1.15.09
  • I can’t wait. These are so cute! I bet this collection will sell out really fast. I hope you’ll let us know when they’re up on the MAC site. That would be really awesome of you.

    Jaime (Reply)
    1.15.09
  • I CAN NOT WAIT! :D

    Crystal (Reply)
    1.15.09
  • I am so sorry I had to miss this. Couldn’t get outta work to make the trip to NYC. Well, I’m living vicariously through you lovely ladies – and the pictures prove it was an absolute blast (you all look fab, by the way). Very excited about this collection and can’t wait to see you again next month at Fashion Week!!!

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  • Such a great pic!

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